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Steven Winn

Steven Winn is a San Francisco based free-lance writer and critic and frequent City Arts & Lectures interviewer. His work has appeared in Art News, California, Humanities, Manhattan, Symphony Magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Articles by this Author

Recording Review
May 30, 2020

A digital-only release captures a masterful 2018 performance of this great American work.

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Recording Review
May 23, 2020

Kindra Scharich and Jeffrey LaDeur make musical alchemy on To My Distant Beloved.

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CD Review
May 11, 2020

Stabat Mater reveals the diversity of the Estonian composer’s musical ideas.

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CD Review
April 17, 2020

The latest disc features intriguing cello concertos by Antonin Reicha and Bernhard Romberg, plus sprightly dances from Josef von Eybler.

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CD Review
March 30, 2020

Anne Sofie von Otter, Dashon Burton, and Avery Amereau give voice to Shaw’s The Listeners and Is a Rose.

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Recital Review
February 24, 2020

Surprise changes in the program make for a thrilling piano recital by the masterful Wang.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 17, 2020

Film composer Aaron Zigman’s Tango Manos is the highlight of this festive valentine of a concert.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
February 10, 2020

All things coffee percolate through the all-Bach program as PBO’s music director-designate flexes his considerable harpsichord chops.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
January 27, 2020

Christopher Alden’s intense staging befits the Baroque serenata’s violent tale of a disastrous love triangle.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 11, 2020

Soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Ryan McKinny star in the world premiere.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
December 23, 2019

The countertenor’s stunning technique and stirring emotional delivery meld perfectly with VOM’s impeccable Baroque chops.

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Recital Review
December 17, 2019

Jumping in midway through the pianist’s concert series of the complete cycle feels just fine.

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Opera Review
December 8, 2019

Ashley Dixon and Christian Pursell stand out on a stage bursting with talent.

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Chamber Music Review
December 6, 2019

Soprano and quartet are transcendent in Schoenberg’s Quartet No. 2.

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Opera Review
November 25, 2019

Contralto Sara Couden’s double-role performance stands out in Ars Minerva’s latest re-creation of a forgotten opera.

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Opera Review
October 14, 2019

Every detail of performance and staging contributes to making Michael Cavanagh’s reimagined production a feast for the ears and eyes.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 6, 2019

Prodigy Maria Dueñas burns through Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in her debut with the SFS.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 27, 2019

MTT deftly corrals the SF Symphony, Chorus, and soloists, and cellist Oliver Herbert turns in a stellar performance of Haydn.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 13, 2019

The dramatic work showcases the powerful 25-year partnership between conductor and orchestra.

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Opera Review
September 9, 2019

The local favorite fronts a powerful cast in SF Opera’s Roméo et Juliette.

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